Talk:Open Source Boat
My name is Dave Zeiger, designer of TriloBoats.
TriloBoats were designed by me as a formula generated class of box barge (or scow) hulls based on construction from sheet materials.
The rules-of-thumb generate hundreds of instances in a wide array of sizes and functional layouts. Potential layouts include kayak, skiff, cargo carrier, fishboat, tug, ferry, houseboat, cruiser and multihull. They are compatible with sail and power.
The rules-of-thumb are selected to simplify construction for dramatic savings in time, energy, material and money.
A wiki, http://opensourceecology.org/wiki/Triloboat, has been started to introduce the concept, which I hope to see developed as the OSBoat.
Looking forward to collaborating with you!